New Delhi: ‘The Accident Prime Minister’, which has remained in controversy ever since the trailer was unveiled, has hit the silver screens today. The film starring Anupam Kher, Akshaye Khanna has been directed by Vijay Ratnakar Gutte and is based on the 2014 memoir of the same name by Sanjaya Baru. Veteran actor Anupam Kher, who has played the role of former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, has received praises from critics and fans for his brilliant performance in the film.
‘The Accident Prime Minister’ has been at the centre of political controversies ever since the trailer was unveiled by the makers but the film has managed to get a thumbs from a Twitterati. Check out some of the tweets!
Forget the pols…. #TheAccidentalPrimeMinister is one of the bravest film to happn in d recent times. After seeing the film,it makes my heart swell wth pride that @AnupamPKher is an Indian actor and one of the greatest in the world …. (followed in the thread)— Priyanka Ghatak (@priyankaghatak) January 10, 2019
Every Indian Should watch #TheAccidentalPrimeMinisterSuperb Acting by @AnupamPKher Ji
A must watch movie
The movie has many villains but Dr. Manmohan Singh will be a Hero after this movie for sure
— Mrigank Tyagi (@TheMrigankTyagi) January 10, 2019
For a while, I forgot that he is @AnupamPKher not MMS, what an actin by kher.Just watched #TheAccidentalPrimeMinister
— Tushar Makwana (@tusharmakwana5) January 10, 2019
Watched the movie #TheAccidentalPrimeMinister , simply liked the movie the way it was made and full marks to the brilliant and amazing actors #AnupamKher and #AkshayeKhanna . Full marks to the whole crew— Jyothi Kumar Menon (@mail2jyothi) January 10, 2019
Anupam Kher, before the release of the film, shared a video on social media, calling it the most difficult role of his career.
#TheAccidentalPrimeMinister releases tomorrow. I had recorded this video in England on the 18th of April, 2018. It has been a long, difficult but a sincere cinematic journey. Great learning experience. Both, as an actor & as a person. Hope you will like my effort. Thank you.???? pic.twitter.com/I2kGtMk39S— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) January 10, 2019
Bollywood celebs like Anil Kapoor, Hansal Mehta also lauded Anupam Kher for his performance in the film. Check out their tweets!
Just like every role you do, @AnupamPKher you have done full justice to this character as well. You’re such a great story teller! This definitely was a difficult film and could only be done by an actor par excellence. You are impeccable! #TheAccidentalPrimeMinister pic.twitter.com/tWogx1zSXL— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) January 10, 2019
Director Hansal Mehta also sent his best wishes to Kher and the film.
Dear @AnupamPKher. Sir, it was a privilege being with you as you walked the tight rope between caricature and character while playing Dr. Manmohan Singh in #TheAccidentalPrimeMinister. Thank you sir. The audience will watch and judge our efforts today. Best wishes and love.— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) January 11, 2019
Anupam Kher also received applause from his brother Raju Kher, who said that the actor made a challenging role look easy.
????????#theaccidentalprimeminister It’s a wonderful film with some brilliant performances. Very proud of @anupampkher and all the effort he has put into this role. You are brilliant brother and make even a challenging role like this one look easy. Love you and best of luck.????— Raju Kher (@RajuKher1) January 10, 2019
The trailer of the film drew flak from the Congress party and a petition was filed in court by a Delhi-based fashion designer, demanding a ban on the film’s trailer. The Delhi High Court had dismissed the PIL seeking a ban on the trailer of the movie.
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